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E-auction 377-289322 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - CASSANDER Unité VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 76 €
Maximum bid : 97 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:00:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,40 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Piqué et corrodé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès imberbe à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, couronnant son cheval.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ KASSAN/DR.U/ D - (TA).

Historical background


MACEDONIA - KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA - CASSANDRE

(319-297 BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

Cassandra, the first Epigoni, succeeded his father, Antipater in 319 BC He allied himself with 315 Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus to fight Antigonus and Demetrius. In 311 BC, he killed Roxane and Alexander IV. In 305 BC he took the title of king. Cassandra triumphed Antigone Ipsos where it was killed. He was killed in 297 BC with his son Philip IV and his son Antigonus Gonatas who eventually succeeded him in 283 BC to the death of Demetrius Poliorcetes.

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